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Re: NSLog (on windows)

From: David Ayers
Subject: Re: NSLog (on windows)
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 10:05:07 +0100
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Lloyd Dupont schrieb:
> Just updated from CVS and, of course, the CVS version of NSLog.m still
> have this annoying behavior of writing every single NSLog output to the
> events log.
> Speaking of windows port that's very annoying for any end-user application.
> Because otherwise, everytime I start my Application, my event log get
> flooded with dozen of entries like:
> 2005-11-30 00:56:43.000 NovaMindEditor.exe[5388] Starting resolution
> I understand most of you UNIX minded guy like to write system service or
> server stuff like that. But for developer who are trying to write
> end-user (graphical) desktop application using GNUstep(!) this is quite
> inapropriate!

I agree that such logs are annoying but this is also the behavior of
OPENSTEP NT.  I believe one should reconsider carefully whether using
NSLog in release code for such debugging logs is appropriate.

> What about having this only in debug mode?
> Or some sort of flag to disable it?
> Or maybe create a new GNUstep event source named "GNUstep"?

Maybe you want to be using NSDebugLog.
There is documentation on how to tune or even replace the behavior of NSLog:

"GNUstep provides powerful alternatives for logging ... see
NSDebugLog()  , NSWarnLog()  and GSPrintf() for example. We recommend
the use of  NSDebugLog()  and its relatives for debug purposes, and
GSPrintf() for general log messages, with  NSLog()  being reserved for
reporting possible/likely errors. GSPrintf() is declared in




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